The Dallas Cowboys’ brass have suggested all offseason that they might bring in a veteran backup quarterback, should one they like come available, and former Texans and Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer just came available, via his release from Houston on Sunday.
So do the Cowboys have any interest in Hoyer?
According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, they could, “at the right price.”
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The problem is, they way the quarterback market is going, we doubt the price on Hoyer will ever be “right” from where the Cowboys are standing, even considering the only backups on the roster at the moment are Kellen Moore—who finished the season under center for Dallas and went 0-2 in two starts, throwing four touchdowns and six interceptions—and Jameill Showers, who has yet to see a snap in an official NFL game.
Earlier in the offseason, the team met with veteran backups Matt Moore, Chase Daniel and Colt McCoy, before realizing they didn’t want to pay them as much as their 2015 teams were willing to pay them—so Moore went back to Miami, Daniel to Philly and McCoy to Washington, and the Cowboys’ search for a backup continues.